EDIT: Heh...just screwin' around. Your observation is right, so, here's my interpretation of the Dream in the Woods:
The house is the Self. The bird is the Persona, which is desiring freedom/transcendence. It gives a gift to the Anima, which takes it out into the world (dangerous, stormy forest) where it is called to Death by a siren song (possibly also a Shadow figure). The Anima is killed out in the world, meeting Death/the Shadow. The Persona goes out into the woods, now on fire, to bring the dead Anima back. It leaves the gift behind to be lost.
The Persona/Conscious Self wakes up from the dream, and goes to a bridge over water (a liminal place, the waters representing the Unconscious, the bridge a way to a new place). As the Conscious Self looks down into the waters of the Unconscious, it is revealed that the gift dreamed about is down there.
I'd say this was a big dream. No wonder the artist made it into an animated short. There is anxiety, hope, and guidance about the integration of the Self in this dream.
Dr. Sigmund Freud wrote:
Shuttenzie hell up, domkopf!
General Mauser VonEsandem wrote:
Dusseldorf? NEIN!Ich bin Schweizer!
James Jacobs wrote:
I put a song into the very first Pathfinder. So does that make "Burnt Offerings" a musical?
Proving zat unconsciously you love ze very thing zat you consciously claim to despise. No matter how far you push ze "goblins" of musicals down, zey come surging out, a primal irruption of ze collective unconscious und your own unconscious, in rebellion against ze ego!
Evil Lincoln wrote:
Let us call it, Jungian Analysis!
Jack's Right Hand Man wrote:
None of these are surprising.
Ja, ja. Zeze issues could be vruitfully analyzed, vis Jeremy's kooperation. Ve vould need to uncover vich archtypes of ze Shadow zat he is struggling against.
I think vat Aberzombie is trying to zay, iz dat dis is more of a "Dr. Jung after his death" avatar zan a "Callous Jack, famous golem" avatar. Ven did you virst veel zis dizatisfaction vis your avatar? Vas it after a dream, perchance?
Vhy do people have theze recurring fantazies of conzuming Mairkurion?
They must vant to BE Mairkurion, and have adopted primitive zymbolik thinking.
Zo, you finally show yourzelf! Behold, the fiend that possessed my poor doktor vater for zo many yearz! If he had only listened to me, he could have faced you for what you are: an archetype of the collective Unconscious, zurging up, a fragment of his own Shadow that controlled him because it was never made conscious.
The Jade wrote:
It was aimed at getting you to respond with something snappy. Now I just feel guilty.
Lord Prezident, though I am a physician, all of my practice is given over to analysis now, so I do not believe I vould be suitable for your concierge pozition. I hope to hear from your Zurgeon General soon, as I vould love to be his Assistant, Undersecretary of the Collective Unconscious. I am zertain that it vould be qvuite important, given your cabinet and the frequency of outziders in zis realm.